“Mailer: Why He is Still at War.” Article by S.H and J.P. Pennsylvania Gazette (Univ. of Pennsylvania), May-June. After being introduced by Robert F. Lucid, Mailer answered questions at the Kelly Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania campus, most of them dealing with politics and the Iraq War. He said,
||The finest principles in the world in politics always converge with an audience—which is why perfectly ordinary people often become successful in politics, and brilliant people often fail. It’s because one has a sense of timing and the other doesn’t.